WEATHER: Wintry storm threatens tri-state with snow, ice and rain on Sunday, Monday; dangerous travel conditions expected

Adam Warner
November 30, 2019 - 11:40 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A wintry storm approaching from the west is threatening millions of Thanksgiving holiday travelers—with snow, sleet, ice and rain expected in the tri-state on Sunday and Monday.

The deadly storm has already wreaked havoc out west, closing highways and canceling or delaying hundreds of Thanksgiving holiday flights. Major airlines are offering travel waivers for passengers traveling through New York area airports because of the forecasted storm.

When all is said and done, 2 to 3 inches of snow are expected in and around the city, while northern New Jersey, Westchester, the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut could see 4 to 6 inches.

The New York City Department of Sanitation posted a snow alert starting at 3 a.m. Sunday as the big, messy storm works its way towards New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The New York City Office of Emergency Management also issued a travel advisory.

“As people hit the roads to return home from their holiday celebrations, I urge you to take extra precautions when traveling. You could face messy conditions on Sunday, so exercise caution and give yourself lots of extra travel time,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell. “For Monday’s commute, I encourage you to use mass transit where possible as the roads could look different from when you leave home in the morning.”

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Winter storm warnings go into effect north and west of the city on Sunday morning, including in Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey. Eastern Bergen and eastern Passaic counties face winter storm watches starting early Sunday. Winter weather advisories have also been issued across New Jersey.

Parts of the Hudson Valley, Westchester and Connecticut are also facing winter storm watches Sunday and Monday.

After a dry and sunny Saturday, a mix of snow, sleet and rain will arrive by late morning Sunday, according to AccuWeather. It should hit the city sometime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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A slushy coating to an inch is expected in the city during the morning and early afternoon Sunday before the precipitation changes back to a cold rain through Sunday night. The high will be 40.

But the most treacherous travel is expected northwest of the city, where a mix of snow, rain and ice will continue through the day Sunday into Sunday night.

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Precipitation changes back to snow in the northwest suburbs overnight Sunday. This changeover back to snow will happen in the city Monday morning.

Snow and rain will continue throughout the day Monday, when highs will reach the upper 30s. The storm moves out later on Monday.

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It will be brisk and cold, with a high near 40, on Tuesday.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with temperatures in the low 40s.

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